10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Jan 2020

Great spot to explore

Great spot to stop and explore if nearby, with plenty of playground facilities with places from young to older children, plus the wildlife place directly across the road is well worth a visit. more »

Ashlee T

Jan 2020

Awesome Park

We loved our visit here! Great parks, gardens, and an Eco Park filled with native animals and birds for a gold coin donation which was unexpected and totally awesome. Well worth a visit! more »


Jun 2019

Great outing for families

Free Australian animal walk through enclosure and baby animal area is ideal for little ones. The park has a great playground, Japanese gardens, picnic and bbq areas. more »


Dec 2019

Great place for families & tourists to visit

Beautiful gardens & a great play area for kids of all ages plus an animal reserve / park area to wander through. The restaurant is also a great place to have a snack or a full meal. The staff are... more »


Oct 2019

Beautiful location

Stunning park , very well set out, plenty to see and do.See the zoo, go to the cafe there or just have a picnic. Great playgrounds if you have kids. more »